Spywares are irritating and an outright waste of resources. The first step towards fighting spyware is to get a good detection and fix tool. Apart from the tools I mentioned in my earlier post on spyware, I recently found a free anti-spyware tool SpyBot-Search & Destroy. This tool has been around for some time and is famous on the Internet for its effectiveness, but I discovered it, only recently :-) The next step against spyware, if you are using Windows XP, is to install Windows XP SP2. Among the many enhancements of Windows XP SP2, the one I simply love is the “Manage Add-Ons” menu in IE Tools menu. This option (finally) allows me to View/Disable/Enable all the IE Add-Ons and ActiveX controls loaded by IE.